InHealth senior radiographer Samuel Awale with Surrey and Sussex Healthcare Trust MRI manager June Williams, advanced radiography practitioner Donna Hillier and specialist radiographer Brian Alton.
InHealth is providing Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust with a mobile MRI service at its East Surrey Hospital in Redhill.
The service is provided within the hospital grounds on a fortnightly basis for a 15-month period, depending on demand.
The contract was fully implemented within six weeks from the trust’s initial inquiry. Admitted MRI Manager June Milliams: “We were impressed with the smooth turn-around”
Around 20 patients are examined at each session by experienced radiographers, using a Siemens Magnetom Symphony MRI system. With the exception of contrast examinations, the full range of MRI scans is provided.
While the facility allows a considerably increased patient throughput, the trust is commissioning its own MRI scanner to replace an ageing static system.